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Robin as senator on the run in '10,000 Hours'



Robin Padilla portrays a senator forced into hiding after being framed for a crime in "10,000 Hours," a Joyce Bernal-directed entry to this year's Metro Manila Film Festival.

In the full trailer for the "hard action" flick, Padilla's character is seen on the run in Amsterdam after being accused of a crime he did not commit.

Also seen in the preview clip are Michael de Mesa, who plays Padilla's antagonist, Joem Bascon, Carla Humphries, Mylene Dizon, Markki Stroem, Alden Richards and Bella Padilla.

At the time it was announced, "10,000 Hours" was billed as a biopic of former Sen. Panfilo Lacson. Padilla denied this later on, saying the film was only inspired by events involving the lawmaker three years ago.



Lacson, at the time, went into hiding for over a year after a Manila Regional Trial Court issued an arrest warrant in connection with the November 2000 murders of publicist Salvador Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito.

Lacson re-surfaced on March 26, 2011 after the Court of Appeals ruled that the lifting of his arrest warrant was final.

"Kinuha namin ang mga makukulay na nangyari sa buhay ni senador at ipinagpaalam sa kanya at nilagay sa pelikula bilang inspirasyon. Hindi ito 'yung 100% na buhay ng mahal na senador.”

The senator, in an interview in August, confirmed that "10,000 Hours" is inspired by his real-life experience, "pero maraming liku-liko, parang may fiction at may totoo, halu-halo na."

Explaining he discussed the film with the producers at one point, Lacson said the title was his personal suggestion.

"Kinuwento ko ang 14 months, and 'yung number of days na nawala, mahigit lang ng konti sa 10,000 hours. Ako nag-suggest na kung puwede ganun ang title para isipin kung ano ba iyon. Sinunod naman nila."

"10,000 Hours," along with the seven other competing entries at the 39th Metro Manila Film Festival, will debut on Christmas Day (SEE LIST).

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